Arthroscopic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Alastair Younger, MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, discusses arthroscopic surgery of the foot and ankle.

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Dr. Alastair Younger, MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, discusses arthroscopic surgery of the foot and ankle.
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Do You Understand Foot Fractures - Orthopaedic

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Stress fractures are usually caused by overuse and repetitive activity.

Explanation:

A stress fracture is a small crack or severe bruising in a bone. Stress fractures of the foot are common in athletes, and are usually caused by overuse and repetitive activity.

2

Bruising can be a symptom of a foot fracture.

Explanation:

Symptoms of a foot fracture include pain that worsens during weight-bearing activity, swelling of the foot or outside of the ankle and bruising.

3

X-rays aren't usually used to diagnose a foot fracture.

Explanation:

To diagnose a fractured foot, the physician will do a physical exam and x-rays. As fractures can be difficult to see on an x-ray, your doctor may also recommend a bone scan or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

4

Your doctor may recommend the RICE protocol for your fracture.

Explanation:

Depending on the severity of your foot fracture, your doctor might suggest the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression and elevation), anti-inflammatory medication, a cast and/or crutches.

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If you require surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon will probably perform a procedure called external fixation.

Explanation:

If you require surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon will probably perform a procedure called internal fixation, which involves supporting the bones by inserting pins, screws, and/or plates.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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